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Computer Science Education Week & Hour of Code

Computer Science Education Week () is celebrated the first week of December to help promote computer science amongst students, parents, communities and organizations.

 

2023 CS Ed Week is December 4th - 10th!

It's time to start planning your 2023 Computer Science Education week celebration!
We're proud to partner with educators, community leaders, and business professionals to develop statewide resources for CS Ed Week! Please visit for the 2023 resources and events. We invite you to share your experiences using #CSEdWeek and #CS4IA on social media.
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Celebrate 2023 CS Ed Week!

2023 Educators Resources

🖥️ Live Virtual Panels Events




  • Two live, virtual panels are schedule for the 2023 CS Ed Week! You can access the event registration and recordings at .
  • Both panels are intended for secondary students:
    • Careers in AI
    • Pathways to AI Careers

Student Activities




  • Pick and choose activities or lessonsfrom ourcurated one-page documentsthat best fit your students needs, instructional time available (from 10 minutes to an hour), and your classroom schedule.
  • Use the to search for a variety of resources, recordings, and events in one filterable location.
  • Check out the additional CS Ed Week resources from and (CSTA).

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Virtual Family Coding Night & Nutcracker + STEM Event




  • and save the date to participate in the statewide Virtual Family AI Night on December 7 from 6:30 - 7:30. Students and families will engage in computer science activities. Recorded session will be posted after the event.
  • Learn more about the Nutcracker + STEM event on December 8 from that includes registration and activities.

🦸🏾‍♀️ 🦸🏼‍♂️ Iowa Computer Science Hero Posters




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  • invites community & business members, educators, and students to create their own Iowa CS Hero poster to help celebrate CS Ed Week! or simply share the information with CSTA Iowa to create a poster for you.
  • for educators and students to help build the identify of CS in Iowa.

 

2022 Educators Resources

🖥️ Live Virtual Panels Events




  • Six different live, virtual panels are schedule for the 2022 CS Ed Week! You can view the full list and registration at .
  • Panels are schedule for:
    • Secondary Students
    • Non-traditional Learning Environments (Librarians, After-School Providers, Homeschool, 4-H)
    • PreK-12 Educatros
    • School Counselors
    • School Leaders
    • Business and Community Partners

Student Activities




  • Pick and choose activities or lessonsfrom ourcurated one-page documentsthat best fit your students needs, instructional time available (from 10 minutes to an hour), and your classroom schedule.
  • Use the to search for a variety of resources, recordings, and events in one filterable location.

👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Virtual Family Coding Night




  • and save the date to participate in the statewide Family Coding Night on December 8 from 6:30 - 7:30

🦸🏾‍♀️ 🦸🏼‍♂️ Iowa Computer Science Hero Posters




  • invites community & business members, educators, and students to create their own Iowa CS Hero poster to help celebrate CS Ed Week! orsimply share the information with CSTA Iowa to create a poster for you.
  • for posters for educators and students to help build the identify of CS in Iowa.

2021 Educators Resources

🤝 Collaborating with Partners




  • DzԲcollaborating with a community & business partnerto connect students with Iowa professionals whose work is influenced by computer science. Use our resources to find the right person to work with you and your students by grade bands,,. Partners are available during CS Ed Week, December 6-10, as well as for other events throughout the year.

🖥️ Live Virtual Events




  • Ƶ partnered with the & to a host live virtual event for secondary educators and students to experience during a school day. You can view the recorded webinar . Please check out our for links to additional resources and recordings.

Student Activities




  • Pick and choose activities or lessonsfrom our that best fit your students needs, instructional time available (from 10 minutes to an hour), and your classroom schedule.

Hour of Code Resources

Teachers can host an Hour of Code any time of year! Feel free to use the resources from previous Hour of Code events below.

📝 Event Planning Resources




These resources will help teachers plan their own Hour of Code:

🔢 Grade Level Activity Resources




These resources will help teachers plan a grade level Hour of Code activity:

🧪 Content Area Activity Resources




These resources will help teachers plan an Hour of Code activity that integrates computer science with a content area:

💻 Instructional Model Activity Resources




These resources will help teachers plan an Hour of Code activity based on their instructional model:

 

Important contacts

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Corey Rogers

Digital Learning Consultant

319-626-1270 Email Corey Rogers
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Bridget Castelluccio

Digital Learning Consultant

Email Bridget Castelluccio